Resources for Healing and Coping with Racial Trauma
1. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Therapy for Black Girls Podcast: Session #134 specifically discusses the impact of racial trauma. Click here to listen.
2. Student of Color Crisis Support through The Steven Fund: Text ‘STEVE’ to 741741 and be connected to support immediately for students of color feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Click here to view.
3. Self-Care Tips for Black People Struggling With This Very Painful Week
If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad and angry and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief.
4. Lizzo & two different 30 min meditation:
- Lizzo on Instagram: “A meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis. Use at your own pace. Love you!” Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Instagram: “A meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis. Use at your own pace. Love…”
- Lizzo on Instagram: “A practice in connectivity during this social distance. Please enjoy.” Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) on Instagram: “A practice in connectivity during this social distance. Please enjoy.”
5. Black Lives Matter Meditations – Dr. Candice Nicole
Similar to the Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma, the Ally + Accomplice Meditation for Cultivating an Anti-Racist Mindset will be available for free to listen on this website.
6. Liberate Meditation on the App Store
Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and micro-aggressions and celebrate Blackness. For us, by us.
7. #Racialtraumaisreal: The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture of Boston College educates about what racial trauma is and ways we can all cope. Download their toolkit!
8. Virtual meditation groups for People of Color: click here to view.
9. "My Grandmother's Heands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies" by Resmaa Menakem, a therapist in Minnesota, MN. The author is providing a free course on racialized trauma. Click here to view.
10. Institute for Development of Human Arts free ecourse: Our Struggles Are Intertwined: Intersections of Mental Health and Oppression | Institute for the Development of Human
Intersections of Mental Health & Oppression. “If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together.”
11. Generative Somatics has a range of practice resources and webinars re: social justice, trauma, and embodiment. Specific recording and discussion of “Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice in the Time of Coronavirus.”
12. The Nap Ministry | Rest as Resistance
The Nap Ministry was created to examine the vision space that is available to us and to resist a society that tells us to grind more. Thank you for exploring this work with me. More poetry coming. More Collective Napping Experiences, retreats and of more daily napping. Spirit Work.
Students, faculty members, the priest community and administrators have compiled additional resources, created spaces for events and will continue to provide updated information on our Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives page.